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Thursday, May 25, 2017

#99Reasons 1-50

There won't be any new episodes of the Singerreise Video Podcast for the next couple weeks. But we are hitting a new milestone - the #99Reasons to join @Singerreise at #Patreon campaign just hit Reason 50! We're over half-way there!

Here's what we've got so far. Remember - if any of these apply to you, you should become a patron.

1. You love Singerreise. Almost as much as I do.
2. I love Singerreise. And you like me.
3. It isn't politics.
4. You just want to cut to the singing and skip the talky bits.
5. You want dibs on concert tickets.
6. You want to see Singerreise last for many years to come.
7. Arts can't rely on government anymore. (Not that they ever could.)
8. That feel-good feeling you get when you support the arts.
9. To fix lighting issues in the videos.
10. To make videos easier to make (thus making more videos).
11. To make the videos you watch look and sound better.
12. Beyoncé is on maternity leave and can't take any more of your money.
13. Patreon is super easy to join.
14. Patron levels start at only $1 per month.
15. You have $1.
16. You like Lieder.
17. You like Schubert.
18. You identify with the Wanderer of Winterreise (heaven help you).
19. You really like the word "Singerreise." Say it with me: "Singerreise!"
20. The lives of opera singers fascinate you.
21. You want to know how to be a successful singer.
22. You don't have to give up Starbucks.
23. You want to see how many styles of facial hair I can grow in a year.
24. You like my quirky style of presentation.
25. You or your student is studying something from Winterreise right now!
26. You are fascinated with how big my eyes can get.
27. Singerreise's videos need a producer.
28. Singerreise needs a promoter.
29. Interviews would be better with lapel mics.
30. You want to see lots of people in these videos, and not just me.
31. You want to see Singerreise start a concert series.
32. You want to reach for the stars and build a performing space.
33. Revenue from YouTube ads is a joke.
34. Google banner ads are soo last decade (and ugly).
35. To get others to become patrons.
36. I sing pretty.
37. Bass voices make you swoon.
38. Patreon's Ad-free videos have 71% less nagging.
39. Singers need better resources.
40. Students of singing need practical skills.
41. Teachers of singing need quality videos to show to their students.
42. You like Italian food (meaning, everybody).
43. You like the guests that appear for interviews.
44. You want to be a featured guest on Singerreise.
45. You want to see Seattle's music scene thrive.
46. When watching a video, you once said to yourself, "Hey, this is kinda cool!"
47. When watching a video, you once said to yourself, "This is soo important!"
48. Singerreise's videos are informative!
49. Singerreise's videos are indispensable!
50. It's cheaper than adding ESPN to your cable bill.

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